Wrestling to compete in district meet on Feb. 5


Henry Pham

Head coach David Rozanski and the wrestling team perform their pre-game ritual before the district matches on Feb. 5.

The wrestling team has completed its regular season and will compete in the district competition on Feb. 5 at Lewisville High School.

“We’ve wrestled everybody that participates in districts at least once before, so you know what they’re going to do and what moves they’ve practiced,” senior wrestling captain Spencer Griffin said.

Griffin joined wrestling as a freshman in 2018, and the previous upperclassmen chose him to become one of three captains for the team this year. Griffin said his job is to look after the other players every step of the way and get the team in shape for the end of their season.

“This year is probably my best year,” Griffin said. “I’m 20 to seven right now and ranked No. 2 in the district, so I’m hoping that I’ll qualify for regionals, [then onto] state.” 

Head coach David Rozanski has been coaching football and wrestling for over 20 years, 14 of which were exclusively wrestling at Hebron. He said in wrestling, it is every athlete’s responsibility to show up and be ready to give it their all.

“It’s an individual sport, but like track, each individual compiles points for the team,” Rozanski said. “So, if one person doesn’t do their job, it can hurt our standing.”

After district matches, regionals will take place on Feb. 12 in Haltom City, Texas.

“[Regionals] will be tough, because there’s a lot of good wrestling in North Texas, and even [great wrestlers from El Paso ISD will be there,]” Rozanski said. “It’s going to be very [hard] to get someone to state, [but] it’s just going to be very exciting for the rest of the year. The winners will keep moving on and the people that don’t do well — their season will end and [they’ll try again] next year.”